So Melanie and I spent New Year's Eve this year helping our son Andrew and his wife Kadee get moved in to their new work in Spanish Fort, Alabama. He was doubly blessed in his work at Zion Rest in getting to work with the good church (and their preacher, Tony Brown) as well as finding a Christian wife there. So we were just outside of Mobile and went in to watch the giant Moon Pie Drop! To say the least it was an experience we'll never forget.
On to the scoops! And there are some big ones this week:
Russ King scoops himself. He has been at Rural Hill in Nashville for 16 years. He is leaving there "cause moma called him home" to quote the Bear (Oh, I'm feeling good, got to mention one of my sons and the Bear in the same post), to return to the congregation where he and his wife grew up, were baptized, and married....the Donelson Church of Christ. He will be their Minister of Church Life. This means Rural Hill will be open - http://www.ruralhill.org/
Bryan McAlister gets this big scoop. I was having lunch yesterday when he let me know that Steve Blackman was leaving Bellevue where he has served for about a little over eight years. He is going to work with the Heritage congregation in Franklin who will be moving into a new building soon. Bellevue has a relatively short but rich history. To learn more go to: http://bellevue.faithsite.com/default.asp
David Paher gets the big scoop on himself. He will be moving to work with the church in Swartz Creek, Michigan. This means the work he has been involved with in Andalusia is open. He will be moving from Cedar Grove around Feb. 1 and says the following: "I am leaving Cedar Grove as their pulpit minister at the end of January. We are parting on very good terms. Cedar Grove is currently averaging around 170-180 members. They are served by 5 elders, 6 deacons, several ministry leaders, many Bible class teachers and a part-time secretary. They have a daily ten-minute radio program Faith for Today, a growing evangelism effort and participate in Lads to Leaders. They provide a 4 bedroom, 3 bath 2000 sq ft parsonage located adjacent to the church building. The next preacher would likely help Cedar Grove celebrate its centennial anniversary in 2016. Andalusia is located in lower Alabama in the Deep South where hearts are warm and temperatures are too. The schools are great academically and morally, the community is family-oriented, and the taxes are low." www.cedargrovecoc.org
Gary Hampton is so good to help keep us posted of openings. This week he gets the following scoop: The church in Colleyville, TX is looking for a full-time preacher. It is a congregation of about 80-100 with no elders. It is a growing church. A little over 3 years ago they were only 27 in number. They can pay approximately $45-50,000 per year. They want a man of at least 5 years experience. Resumes should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817-528-4929.
Blaine Kelly writes to let us know that the church in Morristown is looking for a summer inter: Here are the details he sent -
The Morristown (TN) Church of Christ currently seeks a youth minister intern for the summer of 2011. The congregation averages around 140 on Sunday mornings and enjoys a diverse membership in age, race, background & talents. Our youth group currently includes about 15 teens (i.e., middle & high school ages), the primary group that the youth minister will be serving. Morristown is an east Tennessee community of nearly 30,000 nestled between Knoxville & Bristol and within a short drive to the Smoky Mountains.
Responsibilities for the youth minister include teaching teen Bible classes, organizing & leading weekly teen activities, assisting with VBS, accompanying the youth for at least one summer youth camp & coordinating a teen retreat. The youth minister intern will also be expected to accompany the full-time minister in visitation & outreach. Occasional preaching will also be possible. Employment will roughly begin May 22 and conclude July 31 (10 weeks). A summer salary, paid-for apartment & utilities will be provided. The position requires that the intern provide his own vehicle. Interested candidates can inquire about the position by email at email@example.com or by calling (423) 586-8343. Applications can be submitted to the same email or by mailing the church at 1408 East Andrew Johnson Hwy, Morristown, TN 37814. When applying for the position, please include a resume with at least three references, a copy of your current transcript & a philosophy of ministry. Preferred references include elders, ministers & school instructors. We look forward to hearing from you.
Our brother at Happy Haven, Houston Bynum shares that they are looking for some new workers at Happy Haven in the following:
Go to their website (www.happyhaven.org) & click on MEDIA & then click on FORMS in order to access application forms, or we can provide a form from our office here.
Salem Church of Christ in Lawrenceburg, TN is looking for a youth minister. 505 Contact: Jim Ayers - 931-762-9949.
You've been scooped! What'd I miss or get wrong, let me know and we'll include it next time. Until then I wish you all of God's best in the new year. What a blessing to get to serve such a One!